Saturday, August 25, 2012

Heart reaction to first moon landing

Men have landed and walked on the moon. ...

Although Mr. Armstrong is known as a man of few words, his heartbeats told of his excitement upon leading man's first landing on the moon.

At the time of the descent rocket ignition, his heartbeat rate registered 110 a minute -- 77 is normal for him -- and it shot up to 156 at touchdown.
--John Noble Wilford, NYT, July 21, 1969